lactiferous duct

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lactiferous duct

[lak′tif·ə·rəs ′dəkt]
(botany)
A tubular channel consisting of latex vessels or latex cells; carries the latex produced by the plant.
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If you have IDC, cancer cells form in the lining of your milk duct, break free of the ductal wall and invade surrounding breast tissue.
The trial results establish ductal lavage using the Pro Duct Health microcatheter as a simple, well-tolerated, safe, and minimally invasive office procedure for cytologic assessment of the milk ducts, where 95% of breast cancers arise, said Dr.
Doctors then thread a tiny catheter into the milk duct, wash the duct with saline solution and extract cells.
Blocked milk duct," said the doctor after a few tests.
The surgeons were able to insert the MastaScope(TM), which is a micro-endoscope, through the patient's nipple so the surgeon can examine the interior of the milk duct during the examination.
Marilyn had noticed some tenderness around her left breast but her GP diagnosed a blocked milk duct.
If I had followed my original belief, that it was just a blocked milk duct, then I would have died 18 months ago.
Invasive ductile carcinoma (IDC) starts in the milk duct and has spread to the fatty tissue of the breast and accounts for approximately 75% of all breast cancers.
This technique avoids treating the entire patient with powerful but toxic drugs, instead acknowledging that the problem lies with a milk duct two inches long and the diameter of an angel hair pasta strand.
Although she was assured the lump was probably a milk duct or a benign tumour, she feared the worst.
Stage 0 cancer of the breast is called ductal carcinoma in situ, DCIS, and it's a cluster of abnormal cells inside a milk duct.
DCIS is the earliest form of breast cancer, in which the cells lining the milk ducts have become cancerous but have not invaded the surrounding breast tissue.